Netflix surprised anime lovers by adding the popular series Knights of Sidonia to its anime lineup.
This anime is a Netflix Original series based on Tsutomu Nihei’s manga series “Knights of Sidonia.” Since Season 2 of Knights of Sidonia aired five years ago, fans have been eagerly anticipating news of Season 3 because they adore the show so much.
Netflix’s first animated Original series was Knights of Sidonia. Despite the fact that the series is not entirely “original,” Netflix has licensed it for worldwide distribution on its platform. Unfortunately, the animation is no longer available on Netflix due to a loss of copyright earlier this year.
The question now is whether or not there will be a third season of Knights of Sidonia. To learn more about this, keep reading.
Knights of Sidonia: Summarize
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The story begins in 3394, thousands of years after humanity evacuated Earth after the Gauna, a shapeshifting alien race, destroyed it. The last humanity aboard hundreds of spacecraft. Sidonia is one of these ships, with a population of 500,000 people; the other ships’ location and state remain unknown.
Sidonia is guarded by Gardes, which wield spears that can pierce Gauna’s center and kill them. The anime follows Garde pilot Nagate Tanikaze, who has lived in Sidonia’s underground since birth. His grandfather raised him, and he trains in an ancient Guardian pilot outfit every day. Nagate goes to the higher stratum of Sidonia to find food after his grandfather dies, but Sidonia is assaulted by Gaunas, causing enormous human death. But humanity briefly defeats them thanks to Nagate Tanikaze and Tsumugi Shiranui. Nagate became a Guardian pilot after the attack.
Nagate, along with Shizuka Hoshijiro, Yuhata Midorikawa, and Izana Shinatose, must defend humanity by defeating Gauna.
A decade has passed since Guana’s strike. People are happy, and Nagate is hailed as a Sidonian hero. Tsumugi admits her feelings for Nagate. The Gauna are still alive, and Captain Kobayashi has always stated so.
Thus, the choice is taken to wage a final battle against Gauna, deciding humanity’s fate.
Knights of Sidonia Season 3: Release Date
Knights of Sidonia anime adaptation premiered with a pilot episode on 10th April 2015 and ended on 27th June 2015, nearly five years after the manga series debuted.
Knights of Sidonia was quickly revived for a second season under the title Knights of Sidonia: Battle for Planet Nine. The anime television series returned a year later on April 10th, 2015, and ended on June 26th, 2015.
Knights of Sidonia premiered on MBS for both seasons, however, due to audience demand, the show was later aired on TBS, CBC, and BS-TBS.
Aside from that, the franchise has lost two films. Knights of Sidonia’s first film was a compilation of sequences from their initial season and aired on March 6, 2015. The movie had new scenes and re-edited sound effects. On July 3, 2020, a new Knights of Sidonia anime film was announced. Knights of Sidonia: Love Woven in the Stars
Sadayuki Murai and Tetsuya wrote the scripts, with Polygon Pictures serving as the production studio. The first four minutes of a film were released on YouTube on 28th April 2021.
The global pandemic forced the postponement of Knights of Sidonia: Love Woven in the Stars. Regardless, the film premiered on June 4th, 2021, and will be released in worldwide cinemas on September 13th, 2021 by Funimation.
However, as no official confirmation of the third season of Knights of Sidonia has been made, we cannot be certain. Also, many consider Knights of Sidonia: Love Woven in the Stars as the series’ third season.
Knights of Sidonia Season 3: Cast And Characters
As of right now, no official statement has been made about the characters who will feature in Season 3 of Knights of Sidonia. We can’t say for sure which original voice actor will return in Knights of Sidonia Season 3 to reprise his role.
Nonetheless, we can reflect back on the ensemble that appeared in previous seasons of Knights of Sidonia, which included:
- Nagate Tanikaze was voiced by Ryta Saka.
- Shizuka Hoshijiro/ Tsumugi Shiraui was voiced by Aya Suzaki.
- Aki Toyosaki provided the voice to Izana Shinatose
- Yuhata Midorikawa was voiced by Hisako Kanemoto.
- Norio Kunato was voiced by Takahiro Sakurai.
Knights of Sidonia Season 3: Plot and Storyline
Knights of Sidonia is set in the future and tells the story of the main character, Nagate, for many, many years. He’s been with his grandfather, who also raised him. These people live in an underground area of Sidonia. In order to learn how to fly a Guardian simulator on his own, Nagate has never met anyone else, so he trains himself on his own.
Following the death of his grandfather, he is arrested by the police for robbery. He is then chosen to be a Guardian pilot, whose job is to protect the people of Sidonia from aliens called Gauna.